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Elegant Revival

Chic and classic looks for the holidays and beyond

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Photos by Romney Photography

Black, strapless Kay Unger cocktail dress with beaded cummerbund and tulle sash, $470, from Ballin's Ltd. (721 Dante St., 866-4367; 806 E. Boston St., Covington, 985-892-0025; www.ballinsltd.com) with brushed gold sandals by Charles David, $125, from Azby's (5531 Magazine St., 895-1311) and Gabrielle Sanchez rose quartz earrings, $830, from Katy Beh Contemporary Jewelry (3708 Magazine St., 896-9600; www.katybeh.com).
Dorian Ho Collection silk and satin gown with sequin top, $789, accented with gold dangle earrings with semi-precious gem stones, $200, both from Ballin's Ltd. (721 Dante St., 866-4367; 806 E. Boston St., Covington, 985-892-0025; www.ballinsltd.com); and Martinez Valero bronze sandals, $133, from Elizabeth's (204 Metairie Road, Metairie, 833-3717).
A winter-white lace Edwardian top with fluted sleeves and a braided toggle closure by Andrea, by special order, from Fairy (5715 Magazine St., 269-2033), and a black petticoat with layers of tulle.
Winter-white wool military-style coat with brass buttons, $595, from Yvonne Lafleur (8131 Hampson St., 866-9666; www.yvonnelafleur.com) with brushed gold sandals by Charles David, $125, from Azby's (5531 Magazine St., 895-1311), and copper, pearl and rhinestone earrings, $58, from Ballin's Ltd. (721 Dante St., 866-4367; 806 E. Boston St., Covington, 985-892-0025; www.ballinsltd.com).
Nicole Miller Collection dress in gunmetal gray with silk top and stretch crinkle skirt, $400, and Martinez Valero black silk slingbacks with rhinestone buckles, $144; both from Elizabeth's (204 Metairie Road, Metairie, 833-3717). The round rhinestone lariat, $190, is from Ballin's Ltd. (721 Dante St., 866-4367; 806 E. Boston St., Covington, 985-892-0025; www.ballinsltd.com).
A. Marinelli gold sandal with mini sequins and rhinestones, $98, from Ballin's Ltd. (721 Dante St., 866-4367; 806 E. Boston St., Covington, 985-892-0025; www.ballinsltd.com) and Martinez Valero bronze Roman sandal, $133, from Elizabeth's (204 Metairie Rd., Metairie, 833-3717)
Pierre Dumas gold wedge slingback with rhinestones and gold mesh heel, $42.99, from Juanita's (721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-9511) and Anne Klein gold sandal with platinum glitter, $235, from Elizabeth's (204 Metairie Road, Metairie, 833-3717)
Green silk taffeta halter dress with fitted bodice and full petticoat, $4,500, from Harold Clarke of New Orleans (901 Iberville St., 568-0440) is matched with a Darlene Malasovich pearl and crysoprase briolette necklace, $189, from Symmetry Jewelers (8138 Hampson St., 861-9925; www.symmetryjewelers.com).

On her, BCBG Max Azria taupe tiered cocktail dress with sheer net beaded neckline, $348, from Azby's (5531 Magazine St., 895-1311) with copper, pearl and rhinestone earrings, $58, from Ballin's Ltd. (721 Dante St., 866-4367; 806 E. Boston St., Covington, 985-892-0025; www.ballinsltd.com).

On him, a floral shirt, $276, and velvet jacket, $850, both by Paul Smith, with vintage-style Band of Outsiders tie, $140; all from Rubensteins (102 St. Charles Ave., 581-6666; www.rubensteinsfashion.com).

On her, a cream silk slip lined in black, $269, from Yvonne Lafleur (8131 Hampson St., 866-9666; www.yvonnelafleur.com). On him, a Daniel Hanson velvet smoking jacket with black quilted velvet collar and burgundy silk lining, $1,295, over Bonsoir cotton striped pajamas, $195; both from George Bass (201 St Charles Ave., 582-1180). Feather boas, $129, also from Yvonne Lafleur. The Artists Models: Samantha Seymour for About Faces Model and Talent Management (929 Julia St., Second floor, 529-3223); and Christian Knoll and Cassie Morris for fameagency (3100 Division St., Metairie, 883-2001)

 

On the Cover:

Marisa Baratelli gold silk trumpet dress, $710, from Ballin's Ltd. (721 Dante St., 866-4367; 806 E. Boston St., Covington, 985-892-0025; www.ballinsltd.com) is accented with a Gabrielle Sanchez taupe pearl necklace, $1,240, and freshwater pearl-and-sapphire earrings, $530, both from Katy Beh Contemporary Jewelry (3708 Magazine St., 896-9600; www.katybeh.com).

Napoli Couture tuxedo, $3,300, and shirt, $335, both by Ermenegildo Zegna, with a Brioni Roman four-in-hand tie, $165, and black slip-on shoes by Bruno Magli, $295; all from Rubensteins (102 Saint Charles Ave., 581-6666; www.rubensteinsfashion.com).

Kay Unger rust, gold and olive plaid strapless silk gown with beaded applique detail on the bodice, $605, from Elizabeth's (204 Metairie Road, Metairie, 833-3717), accented with a natural pearl, amethyst and rose gold necklace, circa 1900, $700, and a 14-karat gold and diamond calla lily bracelet with a hidden watch face (circa 1952), $2,800; both from Symmetry Jewelers (8138 Hampson St., 861-9925; www.symmetryjewelers.com).

 

The Artists:

Hair: Joann Truong for Bask Salon (3399 W. Esplanade Ave. S., Metairie, 251-3653)

Makeup: Erin Alexander for Fifi Mahoney's (934 Royal St., 525-4343)

Photography: Romney Photography (by appointment, 366-1808)

Shot on location at Longue Vue House and Gardens (7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488), a Classic Revival mansion open for tours daily

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